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Finishing a quilt for a friend (pic)

Posted by toolgranny (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 4, 11 at 11:58

A friend has had to give up quilting because of cancer and age. She had this one group of 30 12" blocks left, made from fabric chosen by a GD. She'd never finished it because the blocks were so poorly made, no two the same size, and she'd left no seam allowance beyond the points. She asked if I could help with this one last project and told me to cut off whatever I needed to.

I brought one block to retreat and bought the border and backing at Mary Jo's. I got it finished up, put it in a washer and dryer, and I don't think any non-quilter will notice.

The back is actually a dark purple, even if it looks blue in this picture. Her blocks were various batiks and she chose the order they were to go. I'll ship it off to Oregon tomorrow and her GD will have it by Christmas. It easily fits a queen size bed.

Mary Hill's quilt

Mary's back

Linda in Calif.


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Sad story Linda with a happy ending!!!

It looks beautiful to me, you did an amazing job! Looks like she chose a difficult block to make but I certainly can't see any problems at all.

Rosa


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Linda, it turned out great! You are really kind to finish this for her and I am sure that her GD will treasure it.

Sue


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How beautiful! Such a labor of love, Linda. You deserve another star in your crown. What a good friend you are! I hope the GD appreciates this special quilt.

Teresa


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Linda, You sure did an awesome job of bringing it all together for your friend and her GD. I think the purple backing is also instrumental in giving it a look of togetherness. (you like my words? heh heh heh)

It must be my bad eyes, but the first thing I thought of when seeing the quilt was zippers! Has to be all those itty bitty HSTs.

SharonG/FL


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What a beautiful story of true friendship. You did a great job on the quilt too. Lois


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I remember the block and the fabric Linda selected at Mary Jo's - the purple was the perfect choice. How nice your friend chose the layout! Really ~ another personal touch for her GD. Her GD will be thrilled.
You are a good friend to finish this for her.
It looks really pretty!


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Well that was sure nice of you to finish your friend's quilt. You did a wonderful job.


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That was so nice of you...glad you finished it for her and her GD.
TFS.
God bless your generous heart.

~Geraldine


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Linda, it's very nice! What a nice thing to do for your friend, and how wonderful that it's done while she can still enjoy it and her granddaughter's use of it.

Donna


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"Sad story Linda with a happy ending!!!" - exactly!

You did a beautiful job with it and I'm sure it will be treasured.

Kate


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What a nice gift for both the GD and friend. What a treasure you are for being such a good friend by giving yours the opportunity to give her GD a part of herself to remember.I am sure it was a challenge that you made beautiful. TFS Jayne


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I'm sure it will always be treasured by both of them!

Good Job, Girlfriend!!!


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What a wonderful labor of love. Your friend must be so happy to be able to give the quilt to her granddaughter.

You are a good soul, Linda.


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That's a lot little, tiny hst's. No wonder none of the blocks were the same size, but you did a great job pulling it together. It looks great and you're right that no one but another quilter (and a fussy one at that) would notice the lopped off points.


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The GD is a lucky girl to have a caring grand mother and a caring angel who , together made her birthday special. She will always treasure very special quilt.


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My friend has received this and was thrilled.


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Sweet...her GD will be so thrilled and cherish it forever.
Do you know how old the GD is?


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teenager and she'll make her own pillow case from the scraps I hear.


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That is so sweet of you, Linda! Through your efforts and expertise everyone involved was a winner! Including us...TFS

Gwen


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It is especially sweet that it a gift for a teenager, who selected the fabrics and will also make a pillowcase ~ she sews!
This quilt will keep her connected to her Grandmother.
It is so very nice of you to get this quilt finished so beautifully.


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It's wonderful, Linda. You did a beautiful job putting it together.
Jeanne


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I think it came out really nice. A labor of love, and I know her granddaughter will love it.

beverly


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I'm sure this means the world to your friend to have this quilt to give to her grandaughter. Very thoughtful of you and you did a great job!

Salijo


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I'm new to this board, just found it tonight, and seeing your post shows me I've found a great new place to meet some wonderful fellow quilters.
the quilt is a beauty, and it must have been great fun handing it over to your friend all completed. Well done.


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